Community Facility

Details Revealed For Obama Presidential Center Programs & Athletics Center In Jackson Park

Updated details have been revealed for the new Obama Presidential Center Programs & Athletics Center near 6001 S Stony Island Avenue within Jackson Park. Located on the southern edge of the center’s site, the expanded building will sit just north of the intersection with E Hayes Road. Efforts for the new facility are being led by the Obama Foundation and the center itself.

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Groundbreaking Held For Community Center In Brighton Park

A groundbreaking has been held for a new community center at 4000 S Archer Avenue in Brighton Park. Located just east of the intersection with S California Avenue, the center will replace a vacant lot near Kelly Edward Park. The center will serve as the new headquarters for the Brighton Park Neighborhood Network (BPNN), who is also building the facility which was designed by local architecture firm JGMA.

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Nation’s Deepest Pool Proposed In Lake County

Initial details have been revealed for the nation’s deepest diving pool at an undisclosed location in Lake County. Located around 35-40 miles north of The Loop in the nearby suburbs, the multi-pool facility recently began fundraising as design work continues. The team at nonprofit Diveheart is behind the development with local architecture firm Barker Barrios working on the design.

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City Announces Winners Of Over $30 Million In Grants

The Chicago Department of Planning and Development and Mayor Brandon Johnson have announced winners of multiple grants for projects across the city. The first pool consists of $25 million in grants for commercial projects, a second pool of $5 million is to be distributed for climate-transit related projects, and $8 million in Adopt-A-Landmark grants.

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